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“ The joy of the Lord is your strength." “ Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” “ Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One
of Israel in the midst of thee.”
• For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mount
ains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree : and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
We send forth this little volume, freighted with song, trusting that in the Social Meetings, in the Revivals and Camp-meetings of the Church, in the Sabbath-schools and at the Family Altars, it may prove a
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in contributing something towards filling the earth with the melody of that name
“ That charms our fears,
And bids our sorrows cease
'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 2.19€
'T is life and health and peace.”
T. C. O'KANE,
NO. R. SWENEY.
Copyright, 1878, by T. C. O'Kane, C. C. McCabe, and Jno. R. Sweney.
MARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
June 15, 1935
sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing, And
heaven and nature sing.
2 Joy to the world! the Savior reigns;
Let men their songs employ ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills
and plains, Repeat the sounding joy. 3 No more let sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns in fest the ground: He comes to make his blessings
Cleft for Me
T. C. O'KANE.
1. Mighty Rock, whose towering form Looks above the frowning storm :
Rock a - mid the desert waste, To thy shadow now I haste.
, toil - Oppressed, In thy shadow let me rest. Rock, by countless millions blest, In thy shadow. let me rest. Rock, where all my hopes abide, In thy shadow let me hide.
A-ges, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.”
1. Would'st thou find a friend to love thee More than human hearts can love, 2. Would'st thou find the blessed fountain, Flowing at the cross so free? 3. Would'st thou find a friend to teach thee How thy soul by faith may live, 4. Would'st thou find a friend to shield thee, When with clouds thy sky is din?
One who knows thy every trial? Such a friend thou hast above.
Go, in trusting faith believing, Cast thy burden on the Lord.